Advice DFS & PSTs
Posted on 2009-05-06
I looking for a second, third, forth, etc... opinions on how to best going about Personal Folders and DFS.
All users have the Personal Folders in their home folders.
All home folders are in DFS and are mapped locally via a logon script.
Most users PSTs grow to 2GB+ per half year (Due to high volume and large attachements).
Users being users, don't pay attention to the size of their PST.
Repeated emails reminding users how and why PST sizes need to be monitored and maintained, just get translated to: Blah blah blah blah.
I read somewhere the PSTs are not supported via a mapped share.
We have been doing this for years without too much problems.
Enter DFS and DFS replication. Still as yet not much problems......
Is this a common setup or am I sitting on an accident just waiting to happen?
This morning I changed all DFS replications to replicate all day at 32MB.
Here's a quick break down of our data:
Folders Files Size (GB)
Profiles 9765 67437 6.85
Data 32065 64757 19.21
Homes 306 1874 47.3
Total 42136 134068 73.36
We have 16 users using Win XP Pro SP 3, 14 Office 2003 users & 2 Office 2007 users.
1 Vista Bussiness with Office 2007.
2 Windows 2003 R2 servers.
We have no excahnge server. All users are either using POP3 or IMAP.
As far as I can tell the only really busy network moments are when users logon or off and when everyone picks up their email.
So... what do you guys think?